And on the 8th Day...I rested...I have survived a full week without Facebook...or at least the FB I was used to.
Will Rogers once claimed..."Even if you are on the right track...you will get ran over if you just sit there!"
As I mentioned in another blog...I do a lot of advertising and use FB and it works for me...well over 1,000 to 1 return on the dollars I spend. My first land auction was a facebook lead...with a 20K + commission...so yeah...it is tough not having it. My most recent sale of a $350k home was a listing I received because of FB.
It happened last week within a 15 to 30 minute period...and it could happen to anyone. They took over my page and tried to take over my advertising account on FB. They loaded some ISIS material and I am not sure what else before my site was blocked.
SO now, 8 days later...I cannot access my FB page...nor make changes to my original Mach1 Realty Nebraska page...my WayneJamesInvestments page...my Messenger...My Instagram...or anything tied to them such as clearing my advertising account. Remember the saying: Don't put your eggs all in one basket? Yeah, I messed up as all three palttforms are tied together...one goes...they all go.
The agent that works for me cannot add me to our company page because she is an editor but not an admin.
Note to self: Make sure you have 2 admin in the future.
I followed the FB protocal for reclaiming the page And as far as I know I jumped through every hoop (ok..stepped through) and did what FB wanted to prove I am me.
All I get is a message that the page has been permanently deleted...and we all know that is not true...but...but...But when you are such a large platform we get lost in the haze and smoke.
I am sure they have millions of attacks daily and who knows from where. AR issues on steroids attacks I suspect.
So when you drill down into the problem...I am just a speck of dust as I mentioned previously. I mean...that is a no-brainer!!
Unless someone has a solution besides "following the instructions" on FB...I am starting over.
My phone number was blocked but now appears to be unblocked.
SO: If you were a past Facebook friend .... you will be receiving a new FB request from me in the next week.
One thing is certain...someday I will not be around to fight this good fight between good and evil...but for now...that day isn't today!! I shall rise again on FB my friends!!